186 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
contractual agreement signed by the employer, the student, the instructor,
and the dean is mandatory. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned and
the student must have earned a minimum of 36 credit hours in business
and economics courses and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher or a 2.5
GPA on twelve or more hours for the previous semester. Pass/fail credit.
BIOL U101. Introductory Biology I (4) Fundamental principles of
biology, including the scientific method, biochemistry, cellular respiration,
photosynthesis, genetics, and cellular and molecular biology. Designed for
science majors. Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite:
Completion of MATH U121 or higher or placement into at least MATH 126.
BIOL U102. Introductory Biology II (4) Fundamental principles of
biology, including population genetics, evolution, systematics, and the
diversity of life. Dissection of preserved specimens is required in laboratory.
Prerequisite: BIOL U101. Designed for science majors. Three class and three
laboratory hours per week.
BIOL U110. General Biology (4) Current principles of cell biology,
biochemistry, genetics, reproduction, development, and plant and animal
diversity, as well as societal concerns. Not for major credit. Three class and
three laboratory hours per week.
BIOL U205. Introduction to Field Ornithology (3) Basic morphology,
ecology, behavior, evolution, identification, and natural history of birds
with emphasis on the major groups and species found in South Carolina.
Local and regional weekly field trips, including a weekend long trip
focused on coastal and marine species identification and their natural
history, are required. Biology U205/U305 will be offered concurrently.
Projects for students enrolled in BIOL U305 will be more in depth and the
standard for grading will be more demanding. Students may not receive
credit for both courses. Biology U205 cannot be taken for major credit.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
BIOL U205L. Introduction to Field Ornithology Laboratory (1) Additional
hours in the application of avian field identification techniques
and in the observation of the natural history traits and characteristics of
the common and important birds of South Carolina and vicinity. Biology
U205L/U305L will be offered concurrently. Projects for students enrolled
in BIOL U305L will be more in depth and the standard for grading will be
more demanding. Students may not receive credit for both courses. BIOL
U205L cannot be taken for major credit. Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL U205 or
consent of instructor.
BIOL U206. Genetics and Society (3) Fundamentals of genetics, with an
emphasis on human genetics; relevance of recent advances and concerns in
contemporary society related to genetic technology. Not for major credit.
BIOL U210. Piedmont Natural History (1) Identification, ecology, and
natural history of plants, animals, and fungi in the South Carolina Piedmont
region. Some physical agility (e.g. hiking, walking on uneven ground) and
occasional activities in inclement weather will be required. Not available
for Biology major credit.
BIOL U220. Botany and Society (4) Fundamentals of plant biology,
including characteristics of major groups, life cycles, anatomy, development,
ecology, evolution, economic uses, and environmental services provided.
Laboratory exercises include hands-on, outdoors, and digital activities, such
as growing pains, using identification keys, and analyzing geographical
and evolutionary patterns in diversity. Three lecture and three laboratory
hours per week.
BIOL U230. Medical Terminology (3) (=NURS U230) Introduction to
medically oriented terminology, including roots, prefixes, suffixes, combining
forms, and common abbreviations. Emphasis on using terminology related to
anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnoses, medical procedures, pharmacology,
and instrumentation. Not for major credit. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
BIOL U240. Human Biology and Society (3) Fundamentals of functional
human biology; development of a relevant knowledge of medical issues
and concerns in contemporary society such as cloning, emerging diseases,
genetic testing, cancer, emphysema, organ transplants and cardiovascular
disease. Not for major credit.
BIOL U243. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4). Functional anatomy
and physiology of the human body, including the integumentary, skeletal,
endocrine, muscular, and nervous systems. Not available for biology major
credit. Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite:
Completion of College Prep (CP) or higher high school chemistry with a B
or better or college-level chemistry.
BIOL U244. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4). Functional anatomy
and physiology of the human body, including the circulatory, immune, respiratory,
digestive, and reproductive systems; metabolism/nutrition; urinary
and fluid balance. Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Not
available for biology major credit. Prerequisite: BIOL U243 with a C or better.
BIOL U250. Principles of Microbiology (4). Introduction to bacteria,
viruses, and eukaryotic microbes. Emphasis on microbial growth, the human
immune system, antimicrobials, and infectious diseases. Not for major credit.
Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: four hours
of biological science and CHEM U109 or CHEM U111 or consent of instructor.
BIOL U270. Environmental Science (3) The interrelationship of humans
and their environment emphasizing the impact of pollution on human
health. Not for major credit.
BIOL U301. Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (4)
Basic, applied, and theoretical ecology and the foundations of evolutionary
biology. Laboratories illustrate lecture concepts and provide experience with
fundamental skills of biostatistics, hypothesis testing, and scientific writing.
Three classes and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL U101
and U102 with a C or better.
BIOL U302. Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (4) Basic
principles of the origin, evolution, function and diversity of cells. Emphasis
is placed on molecular level approaches to the scientific study of eukaryotic
cell function, physiology, metabolism, ultrastructure, and evolution, as well
as the use of cells relevant to medical, biosocial, and bioenvironmental
issues. Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL
U101, U102, and CHEM U111.